Massachusetts, Planned Parenthood officials plot anti-Catholic, anti-Christian strategy

Officials of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts co-sponsored a conference on December 3, 1993 in Natick, Massachusetts which was attended by more than 300 public school administrators, teachers and health care personnel. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss adoption... [Read more...]

Bishops ask networks to reconsider

The nation’s Catholic bishops have asked the major media networks to “reconsider” their decision to permit the airing of slick new Clinton adminstration sponsored commercials aimed at promoting the use of condoms. The spots, which began airing in early January, encourage promiscuity while ignoring the relative ineffectiveness of condoms... [Read more...]

What’s in a name?

Our dictionary says that a catalyst is “an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.” After twenty years, we felt that it was time we gave our newsletter a name that truly reflects what the Catholic League is about. Catholic League founder Father Virgil Blum, S.J. took a lot of criticism when he called Catholics “political... [Read more...]

The Catholic League in 1994

As most of you know, I started in July as president of the Catholic League. In my six months as president, many changes have taken place, both internally and externally. Those changes, I am convinced, will only make the League stronger. Let me share them with you. Internally, we have moved from salaried regional and local offices to a base of volunteer... [Read more...]

The Power of the Pen

We at the Catholic League are grateful for all the clippings that our members send us. Many times members send articles or cartoons that unfairly portray Catholics. More often than not they request that we offer a response. We often do and appreciate being alerted to these instances as we cannot possibly monitor every newspaper or magazine. But there... [Read more...]

Segarra named Deputy Mayor

New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has named Ninfa Segarra deputy mayor. She will oversee education and community affairs. Segarra, an attorney and member of the New York City Board of Education, was one of eight outstanding women honored by the Catholic League in its May-June, 1993 newsletter for their exceptional contributions to society. Segarra was... [Read more...]

The Pope’s business…

Joe Bob Briggs’s nationally syndicated column offers a different perspective on current issues. A recent column, sent in to us by Barbara Nauer in Prairieville, Louisiana, pointedly told the media to “back-off’ on pope bashing (please ignore his irreverent style!): “Every time the guy [read: the pope] announces some new set of... [Read more...]

High Court passes on Kamehameha decision

On November 8 the Supreme Court denied review of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision which held that a Protestant school cannot refuse to hire a non-Protestant who inquired about a teaching position at the school. By ruling in Kamehameha v. EEOC, that an organization can claim a religious exemption under Section 702 of Title VII of the Civil Rights... [Read more...]

Clinic “obstruction” bill clears U.S. House

The House has voted 246 to 182 to approve the Freedom of Access to Clinics Act (FACE), a bill which prohibits the obstruction of abortion clinics. The measure makes it a felony to threaten, use force or obstruct abortion clinics. Under FACE, the penalty for first time offenders can be up to one year in prison, while repeat offenders are subject to as... [Read more...]

Distasteful ‘Catholic Tastes’

by William A. Donohue Whitney serves up garbage One of the more disturbing cultural signs that has evidenced itself since the late 1960s is the decline in standards. Standards have fallen in school, work, the military, athletics, music and art. Especially art. There was a time when great artists were measured by the extent to which they embellished... [Read more...]

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